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Kermit Lynch

France, Malbec with Merlot, Cahors, Clos La Coutale, Philippe Bernède, 2010

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A red blend of 80% malbec and 20% merlot. N/ A faint hint of rubber tree slightly detracts for about 30 minutes but then burns off to reveal deep black fruits, fresh cedar, wild herbs, gunpowder and black cherries. Her ample fruits are sprinkled with a bit of brick and cement dust, in a nice way. […]

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France, Chenin Blanc (“Pineau de Loire”), La Cuvée des Fondraux, Champalou, Vouvray, Loire Valley, 2011

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N/ White flowers, gooseberries, chamomile, dry rocks, light carmel, dry grasses, and sunshine. Pretty damn impressive for this price point. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Solid acidity that is framed by, and infused with, carmel-dusted delightful yellow tropicals, camomile notes, soft hay flavors, and a minerality that seems both Old and New World. She is bright yet round, acid popping […]

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France, Chardonnay, Mâcon Farges, Henri Perrusset, Selection Vielles Vignes, Gran Vin de Bourgogne, Mâcon-Villages, Mâcon Farges, Burgundy, 2011

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N/ Limestone, chalk, and crushed rocks. Yellow tropicals, lime zest, pineapple. Light butter.  Bridges the gap between Old and New world.  If you have a friend addicted to California oak bomb Chardonnay, do them a favor and have them try this wine. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Soft yellows with nice, but not bracing, acids. Pears and […]

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